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Recreation Resource Management Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS)

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College of Forestry | Forest Ecosystems and Society


Options

Cultural Resource Management
Environmental Resource Interpretation
Forest Resources
Individualized Specialty
Law Enforcement
Park Landscapes
Public Policy
Resource Planning
Sociology
Tourism

The BS in Recreation Resource Management prepares students to meet the challenges of providing quality recreation opportunities while maintaining the ecological integrity of natural resources. The curriculum produces students proficient in recreation behavior, recreation planning and management, environmental interpretation, wilderness management, resource economics, communication, and resource analysis and policy. The Society of American Foresters-accredited curriculum provides a solid mix of physical and social sciences, resource management (including wildlife, range, and forestry), and quantitative methods.

Completion of an approved option or minor is required for the Recreation Resource Management degree. Declaration of the option or minor should be done by the end of the sophomore year. Courses for an option or minor are in addition to the core curriculum. Some courses may require prerequisites not included in the core curriculum. Choice of option or minor must be approved by an academic advisor.

Currently approved minors include Business and Entrepreneurship, Fisheries and Wildlife, Forest Management (27 credits required), Natural Resources, Philosophy, Rangeland Ecology and Management, and Resource Economics.

Courses required for an option may not count toward a minor. Students may not take an option and a minor from the same field of study.

The following nine options are only available to students majoring in Recreation Resource Management:

  1. Cultural Resource Management
  2. Environmental Resource Interpretation
  3. Forest Resources
  4. Law Enforcement
  5. Park Landscapes
  6. Public Policy
  7. Resource Planning
  8. Sociology
  9. Tourism

Students may work with an academic advisor to develop their own individualized option.



All students pursuing the BS in Recreation Resource Management degree must earn grades of C– or better in all required forestry courses (with FE, FOR, FS, WSE course designators) or approved substitutions for majors, minors and options.

First Year (44)

COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
   or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
FOR 111. Introduction to Forestry (3)
   or NR 201. Managing Natural Resources for the Future (3)
FOR 112. Introduction to Computer Applications in Forestry (3)
FES 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
   and HHS 241–HHS 248. *Lifetime Fitness: (various activities) (1)
   or any PAC course (1–2)
MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
*Writing I, II (3,3)
*Perspectives (6)
Electives/option/minor (8)

Sophomore Year (45–47)

FE 257. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications (3)
   or GEO 365. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)
FES 207. Career Development (1)
FES. *Forest Biology (4)
FES 241. Dendrology (5)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
*Perspectives (14)
*Science, Technology and Society (3)
Electives/option/minor (8)

Natural Resource Systems Block (Choose one course for 3–4)
ANTH 480. Topics in Applied Anthropology: "Non-Timber Forest Products Culture and Management" (4)
CSS 205. *Soil Science (4)
   or SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4) [Becomes 3 credits winter 2015]
ES 399. Special Topics: Native American Resource Management ONLY (3)
FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
FOR/RNG 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
FOR/FW/RNG 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 453. Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation (3)[Terminated spring 2014]
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3)
GEO 420. Geography of Resource Use (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecology and Management (3)

Junior Year (44–46)

FOR 330. Forest Conservation Economics (4)
   or AREC/AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
FES 351. Recreation Behavior and Management (4)
FES 352. Wilderness Management (3)
FOR 353. Field School (3)[Terminated fall 2012]
FES 356. Recreation Resource Planning (4)
FOR 391. Natural Resource Communications (3) [Terminated fall 2010]
FES 422. Research Methods in Social Science (4)
FES 444. Ecological Aspects of Park Management (3)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
Electives/option/minor (13)

Technical/Field Skills Block (Choose one course for 2–4)
ANTH 430. Topics in Archaeology (topics must be pre-approved) (1–4)
ANTH 497. Archaeological Field Methods (3)
COMM 280. Media Communication in the Information Age (3)
CS 195. Introduction to Web Authoring (4)
FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
FE 257. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (HMSC campus) (5)
GEO 301. Map and Image Interpretation (4)
GEO 352. *Oregon: Geology, Place, and Life on the Ring of Fire (4)
GEO 360. Cartography (4)
GEO 444. Remote Sensing (4)
GEO 465. Geographic Information Systems and Science (4)

Senior Year (49)

FES 432. Economics of Recreation Resources (4)
FES 453. Nature-Based Tourism (3)
FES 493. Environmental Interpretation (4)
FOR 459. Forest Resource Planning and Decision Making (4)
FOR 460. ^Forest Policy (4)
Electives/option/minor (15)

Students are required to complete 6 months of work experience.

Communications and Negotiations Block (Choose one course for 3 credits)
COMM 316. Advanced Persuasion (3)
COMM 322. Small-Group Problem Solving (3)
COMM 324. Communication in Organizations (3)
COMM 326. Intercultural Communication (3)
COMM 328. Nonverbal Communication (3)
COMM 432. Gender and Communication (3)
COMM 440. Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management (3)
COMM 442. Bargaining and Negotiation Processes (3)

Research/Analytical Techniques Block (Choose one course for 3–4 credits)
ANTH 422. Historic Materials Analysis (3)
ANTH 430. Topics in Archaeology (1–4)
ANTH 490. Topics in Methodology (1–4)
ANTH 492. Archaeological Laboratory Methods (1–3)
COMM 414. Communication Research Methods (3)
ES 453. *Ethnohistory Methodology (4)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FOR 330. Forest Conservation Economics (4)
FOR 457. Techniques for Forest Resource Analysis (4)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (HMSC campus) (5)
GEO 350 *Population Geography (3)
GEO 444. Remote Sensing (4)
GEO 465. Geographic Information Systems and Science (4)
H 490. *Systems Thinking and Practice (4)
HSTS 419. *^Studies in Scientific Controversy: Methods and Practices (4)
SOC 418. Quantitative Research Methods (4)
ST 411. Methods of Data Analysis (4)

Social Science and Policy Block (Choose two courses for 6–8 credits)
AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (3)
ANS/FES/FW/SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (Distance Ed only) (3)
ANTH 435. Cultural Resources: Policy and Procedures (3)
ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 478. Anthropology of Tourism (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
AREC/AEC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics (4)
AREC/AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
ES 444. Native American Law: Tribes, Treaties, and the United States (4)
FES/NR/RNG 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)
FW 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (HMSC campus) (4)
GEO 335. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (Distance Ed only) (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
SOC 454. *Leisure and Culture (4)
SOC 475. Rural Sociology (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
WGSS 450. Ecofeminism (3)

Natural Resource Systems block (Choose one course for 3 or 4 credits)
ANTH 480. Topics in Applied Anthropology: "Non-Timber Forest Products Culture and Management" (4)
CSS 205. *Soil Science (4)
   or SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4) [Becomes 3 credits winter 2015]
ES 399. Special Topics: Native American Resource Management (3)
FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (FOR 240 and FOR 141 or FOR 241) (4)
FOR/RNG 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
FOR/FW/RNG 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 453. Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation (3)[Terminated spring 2014]
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3)
GEO 420. Geography of Resource Use (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecology and Management (3)

Technical/Field Skills block (Choose one course for 3–5 credits)
ANTH 430. Topics in Archaeology (topics must be pre-approved) (1–4)
ANTH 497. Archaeological Field Methods (3)
COMM 280. Media Communication in the Information Age (3)
CS 195. Introduction to Web Authoring (4)
FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
FE 257. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (HMSC campus) (5)
GEO 301. Map and Image Interpretation (4)
GEO 360. Cartography (4)
GEO 352. *Oregon: Geology, Place, and Life on the Ring of Fire (4)
GEO 444. Remote Sensing (4)
GEO 465. Geographic Information Systems and Science (4)

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

 



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